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Two police shot dead in Portugal neighbourhood row

Two police officers were shot dead in Portugal on Saturday while intervening in a row in a town near Lisbon, police said.

Another person was seriously injured when a 77-year-old man opened fire in Quinta do Conde, around 30 kilometres south of the capital, following what television reports called a dispute between neighbours.

A 25-year-old officer was killed first, followed by a plainclothes policeman who went to investigate after hearing the shots.

The shooter was arrested and taken to hospital after attempting to commit suicide.